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Turf Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Highlight Stronach 5

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel, Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Gulfstream

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will feature five competitive races from four tracks along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout when it begins at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Stakes Winner Anna's Bandit Getting Ready for 7-Year-Old Debut

Frosted Filly Paradise Song Hits Right Note in Laurel’s Friday Feature
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved Friday for Jackpot Payout of $22,943

LAUREL, MD – Eleven-time stakes-winning mare Anna’s Bandit, unraced since last summer, continues to train forwardly at Laurel Park as she readies for a sixth racing season at the age of 7.

Little Huntress Seeks Rebound in Friday Feature

Allowance Kicks Off Stronach 5 with $154,931 Carryover
Video: Tullock, Tukker Handicap Stronach 5
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $15,617
Laurel to Open Second-Floor Sports Bar Friday

LAUREL, MD – Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables and Robert LaPenta’s impressive maiden winner Little Huntress, off the board in her season and stakes debut last month, returns as the narrow program favorite in Friday’s feature as live racing returns to Laurel Park.

Long Road to Maiden Win for Mineshaft Colt Exculpatory

March 5 Triumph at Laurel Capped Odyssey for Horse, Owners

LAUREL, MD – Grace Merryman wasn’t born when the Grateful Dead released its hit single Truckin’ in 1970 but, boy, can she relate.

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it’s been

There's a $154,931 Carryover in Friday's Stronach 5

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout, Four Tracks, One Hour
Pool to Grow in Excess of $500,000

LAUREL, MD – With a carryover of $154,931.69 in the Stronach 5, Friday’s pool is expected to grow in excess of $500,000 while featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

The Stronach 5, which continues to show a strong return on investment, will begin Friday at 4:30 p.m. with Laurel’s eighth race.

$125,000 Federico Tesio Could Feature Rematch of Private Terms

Shackled Love, Maythehorsebwithu Emerge Well After Running 1-2
Littlestitious in Good Shape Following Beyond the Wire Victory

LAUREL, MD – Shackled Love and Maythehorsebwithu, separated by half a length in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park, could wind up meeting again for their next starts in the April 17 $125,000 Federico Tesio.

Shackled Love Upsets $100,000 Private Terms

First Career Stakes Win for 18-Year-Old Apprentice Marquez

LAUREL, MD – ZWP Stable and Non Stop Stable homebred Shackled Love pressed Maythehorsebwithu from the gate, forged a narrow lead in mid-stretch and dug in gamely when the even-money favorite surged again near the wire to spring a 21-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

Cordmaker Ends Losing Streak in $100,000 Harrison Johnson

Whereshetoldmetogo Returns a Winner in $75,000 Not For Love
Kiss the Girl Becomes Stakes Winner in $75,000 Conniver

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s 6-year-old gelding Cordmaker, a four-time stakes winner without a victory of any kind in more than 17 months, ended his career-long drought with a front-running one-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.

Jockey Alexander Chavez Rides First U.S. Winner Saturday

Panama Native Scores on Car Lady in First Domestic Mount

LAUREL, MD – Corrales Racing’s Car Lady accelerated through an opening along the rail and sped off with a last-to-first victory in Saturday’s opener at Laurel Park, giving jockey Alexander Chavez his first win in the United States.

Littlestitious Gets Up Late in $100,000 Beyond the Wire

Favored Street Lute Third in Bid for Sixth Straight Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Joel Politi’s Littlestitious came with a steady run down the center of the stretch to catch Fraudulent Charge inside the sixteenth pole and edge clear to a half-length victory in the $100,000 Beyond the Wire Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 33rd running of the one-mile Beyond the Wire for 3-year-old fillies was the first of five stakes worth $450,000 in purses on a nine-race program, headlined by the $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds.